Della Reese was not usually thought of as a soul singer – her musical origins were gospel as many black American singers started out. But she really found fame in the jazz clubs and night club circuit.
She was born in Detroit in July 1931 with the unusual name of Delloreese Early – changing to Della Reese for her musical career that began in 1953.
During the sixties she started to get involved in Tv – acting and even having a talk show. Television and film parts became a bigger part in her career but continued to sing and make records.
The featured track was a big tune on the northern soul circuit in the early seventies and to many this was the first time they had come across Della Reese….a versatile and talented singer and actress.